Vivek Sankaran and Students’ Successful Appeal Secures Reversal of Removal for Michigan Family

Vivek Sankaran (‘01), Professor of Law and Director of the Child Advocacy Law Clinic at the University of Michigan Law School, was quoted in The Chronicle of Social Change celebrating his team’s win for a Michigan family – the first in the state to successfully appeal a judge’s decision to remove a child into foster care (“In a First, Parent Successfully Appeals Michigan Judge’s Removal of Child to Foster Care,” June 18). “Separating a child from her parents is incredibly traumatic. Yet, removal decisions often evade any scrutiny. In most places across the country, parents can’t even challenge these decisions.”